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Food Hygiene Training

All food handlers need to be adequately trained to ensure safe handling and hygienic handling of food.

It is recommended that food handlers undertake Level 2 Food Safety in Catering or equivalent training as a minimum, along with job and site-specific training carried out in house.

Managers and supervisors are recommended to undertake Level 3 Food Safety in Catering or equivalent training.

Anyone involved in the development or maintenance of hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) plans are also required to receive adequate training in the application of HACCP principles. 

You can find information about training courses here on the CIEH website 

Training Resources

Food Standards Agency free online courses

The Food Standards Agency offers free online food safety courses available to help you and your business comply with food hygiene and food standards. The e-learning courses include:

  • Allergen training
  • Labelling training
  • Root cause analysis training
  • Traceability training
  • Vacuum packing training

For further details please see here: Food Standards Agency Online Training

FSA online coaching videos

The Food Standards Agency has published 10 short videos to help caterers produce food safely. Each video is about a minute long and covers specific food hygiene practices such as:

  • effective hand washing
  • chilling foods down as quickly as possible
  • checking that foods are cooked thoroughly
  • effective cleaning
  • what to do if a member of staff is ill at work
  • keeping pests out of your business, what to look for and the action to take.

The videos are available via the Food Standards Agency’s You Tube channel

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries please contact us using our online query form.

Contact us - Food and Workplace Safety

01235 422403
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Food and Workplace Safety Team
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE